Introducing Mount Gay Black Barrel Rum

From Cocktail Enthusiast on Feb 20, 2013

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Mount Gay, the Barbados-based rum maker that’s been producing rums for more than 300 years, today announced the launch of Mount Gay Black Barrel Rum. This latest product was crafted to celebrate the brand’s 310th anniversary. From Mount Gay –

All Mount Gay rums are made from a blend of single column and double copper pot distillates and matured in toasted oak barrels. Black Barrel has a higher proportion of double distillates and, after hand selection by Master Blender Allen Smith, Black Barrel is the only marque finished in charred bourbon oak barrels. The result is a bold tasting rum with notes of pepper, spice and wood that provide remarkable body and fullness. On the nose, Black Barrel is a blend of fruit, oaky vanilla, and sweet caramel.

Tasting Notes

Appearance: A rich, luminescent amber.

Nose: A well-balanced aromatic spirit with great intensity. Notes of spice and toasted wood. A blend of fruit, oaky vanilla and hints of sweet caramel.

Palate: Full-bodied and round, Black Barrel leads to a bold and complex yet perfectly pronounced flavor with notes of pepper, spice, and wood. An indisputably smooth taste due to its double pot distillation process.

Mount Gay Black Barrel should hit shelves in April. The brand also announced that in recognition of its anniversary, new packaging will be introduced to their entire portfolio of premium rums, which includes the 1703 Old Cask Selection, Mount Gay Extra Old and Mount Gay Eclipse.

Stats:
- 43% Alcohol by Volume
- $29.99

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